The GtoG project has released the best practices on deconstruction techniques of gypsum-based systems
These handbooks are the outcome of the finalisation of the first implementation action of the GtoG project (from Gypsum to Gypsum). They summarise the actions and results of the deconstruction projects implemented in Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.
First Gypsum Recycling in Finland
Gypsum Recycling International is now also recycling gypsum waste in Finland. In cooperation with HSY (Helsingin Seudun Ympäristöpalvelut), the strongest environmental operator in Finland, we now collect waste in the capital region of Helsinki, which includes municipalities of Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa.
GRI introducing new technology in Saudi Arabia
Gypsum Recycling International was invited to speak in Saudi Arabia about gypsum recycling and its technologies.
GRI at EcoExpo Asia 2014
At the EcoExpo Asia 2014, 0ct. 29th - Nov. 1st in Hong Kong, Gypsum Recycling International was asked to make a presentation, where GRI introduced its newly developed Gypsum Paper Recycling Unit securing 100% recycling of gypsum waste.
GRI at Global Gypsum Conference 2014: New gypsum paper recycling technology presented
At the Global Gypsum Conference on September 29-30, 2014 in Berlin, Germany, Gypsum Recycling International was asked to make a presentation about our newly developed and patented paper recycling technology, which can secure recycling of the gypsum paper arising when recycling gypsum plasterboard waste.
Global Gypsum Magazine: 100% wallboard recycling with Gypsum Recycling International
To hear about GRI’s new Gypsum Paper Recycling Technology, the Global Gypsum Magazine visited GRI in its headquarters in Copenhagen. They interviewed the CEO Henrik Lund-Nielsen to hear more about this new process.
Denmark makes true recycling of gypsum waste mandatory – bans composting of gypsum waste and export for recovery purposes
Finland - 27th national waste management days
Gypsum Recycling International is participating in the 27th national waste management days of Finland. 9 –10 October 2013, Scandic Hotel Rosendahl, Tampere, Finland
13th Global Gypsum Conference and Exhibition
21 - 22 October 2013 Hotel Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Canada
Denmark makes true recycling of gypsum waste mandatory – bans composting of gypsum waste and export for recovery purposes
GRI at Global Gypsum Conference 2012
GRI to participate in EU funded Life+ project aimed at increasing gypsum recycling
EuroGypsum, the European association for the gypsum industry, has obtained a grant of 1,7 million Euro from the EU Life+ program for a project with the following title: "From cradle to cradle: a circular economy for the European gypsum industry with the demolition and recycling industry" The aim of the project is to prepare the gypsum industry, and the related construction and waste sector for being able to achieve the requirement of 70% recycling of gypsum waste by 2020 found in the Waste Directive. Based on our unique know how of gypsum recycling, including our vast experience with recycling of demolition waste, GRI as the leading gypsum recycler worldwide and in Europe has been asked to participate in the project.
Genanvendelsesbevis skal lægge afstand til ”Greenwashing”
Bunker af gipsaffald hober sig op i Danmark. Kunderne loves genanvendelse af gipsaffald af andre aktører, men får de reelt det? For at lægge afstand til greenwashing udsteder Gips Recycling nu bevis for vores faktisk gennemførte genanvendelse af gipsaffald modtaget fra kunderne. Beviserne fremsendes i disse dage til Gips Recyclings kunder. Initiativet er det første af sin art i Danmark. Vi håber, at vores initiativ vil få andre aktører i branchen til at lægge alt frem på samme måde, som vi gør, således at kunderne selv kan få syn for sagen. Det vil fremme branchens troværdighed, som Gips Recycling fremhæver i den pressemeddelelse (som kan downloades nedenfor), der er sendt til udvalgte medier i anledning af de nye genanvendelsesbeviser.
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Waste Association of Norway publishes new guide on handling of gypsum waste
The Norwegian Waste Association, Avfall Norge, on June 13, 2012 issued a new guide on the handling, sorting and landfilling of gypsum plasterboard waste. The members of Avfall Norge cover 95% of the waste from the Norwegian population, and to satisfy their need for information and improve the practice of how gypsum waste is handled, Avfall Norway issued the guide. The guide exists in a long, complete version and in a shorter version for quick reference. The guides can be obtained from Avfall Norges website :www.avfallnorge.no/gipsavfall
New stricter Swedish rules for gypsum waste - renewed interest for solution from Gips Recycling Sweden
The Swedish Environmental Agency, Naturvårdsverket, in April 2012 issued new and stricter rules regarding handling, sorting and landfiling of gypsum plasterboard waste, following intervention from the EU Commission. From this date plasterboard waste in Sweden in line with EU Council decision 33/2002 must be segregated from mixed waste containing organic materials, and plasterboard waste can only legally be disposed of as a segregated waste fraction in special landfills that have mono cells for plasterboard waste or by recycling it. This latest development follows that Gips Recycling Sweden at the end of 2010 won the Swedish Recycling Awards. As a consequence the demand for GRI’s services in Sweden has become even bigger and municipal and commercial customers are now in increasing numbers signing on to the services of GRI.
GRI at IFAT 2012 in Munich, Germany
Gypsum Recycling International participated at the largest European waste exhibition, the IFAT in Munich May 7-11, 2012. During the fair GRI met waste companies from around the world showing a great interest in establishing GRI’s unique gypsum recycling solution locally in their countries.
Danish Environmental Minister meets GRI
On April 16, 2012 GRI was invited to meet the Danish Environmental Minister, Mrs. Ida Auken in the Environmental Ministry of Denmark. Mrs. Auken, who presently also chairs the environmental work in the EU, wanted to know more about the challenges faced by innovative green companies like GRI and get inspiration to new political initiatives that could be taken such that the resources contained in waste would be optimally utilized.
29-06-2011 CNN focus on Copenhagen-Denmark in four broadcasts about future cities
In four recent broadcasts CNN, with half a billion viewers, focused on the many sustainable initiatives in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, the birthplace of GRI. CNN and Richard Quest appear to be clearly impressed by the many ways in which the city of Copenhagen and the Danish are fighting climate change and aiming for sustainable businesses and living. Copenhagen's aim of becoming the first carbon neutral capital by 2025 is described as ambitious, yet realistic due to the many initiatives taken by the Danes from energy savings via extensive use of bicycles, over carbon free beer production and hotel operations. Richard Quest even go as far as to invent a new word to describe the drive and initiatives in the Danish capital: Copenhagenization! Sustainability is according to CNN part of the Danish DNA. No wonder that Denmark is the home of the first complete plasterboard recycling system introduced by GRI In 2001. See: http://business.blogs.cnn.com/category/future-cities/
Denmark bans export of gypsum waste to German Potash heaps/piles
On June 20, 2011 Denmark banned the export of gypsum waste to German Potash heaps (Kali Halden) with immediate effect.
The state of Massachusetts bans landfilling of gypsum waste
On December 14, 2010 the state of Massachusetts banned landfilling of gypsum waste from the state with effect from July 1, 2011. The ban covers landfilling of new construction gypsum waste in local landfills, as well as it will be forbidden to export the waste out of state to landfills in other states.
GRI - Recycler of the year 2010 in Sweden
DR undskylder overfor Gips Recycling
Danmarks Radio bragte i foråret en række artikler, TV udsendelser, netnyheder mv. om Overgaard Gods, og den papirrest fra vores gipsgenanvendelse som vi i overensstemmelse med vores tilladelse sendte til Overgaard Gods’s miljøgodkendte komposteringsanlæg. DR’s dækning bar præg af kraftig kritik af Gips Recycling og vores handlinger. DR har nu overfor Gips Recycling undskyldt hele den dækning de gav sagen, og den fungerende Generaldirektør har sendt Gips Recycling en 20 siders beklagelse over det passerede. En mindre del af beklagelsen kan findes diverse steder på nettet, hvor DR har bragt historierne om Overgaard Gods, og har også været bragt i TVA - se udsendelsen her: http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/risogros/2010/20101108123014.htm
GRI at Global Gypsum Conference 2010
Gips Recycling does not participate in plowing and spreading of waste on farmland.
COP 15, UN’s Climate Conference in Copenhagen – GRI; a Danish Climate Profile
COP 15, UN’s Climate Conference began December, 7, 2009 in Copenhagen. It is the aim of the conference to secure the world from continued CO2 emissions leading to future temperature increase beyond the 2 degrees which scientist worldwide have adviced should be the maximum increase in the future. Many nations, countries and companies will exhibit their competences during the conference to make the politicians aware of the magnitude of the problems and the possible solutions. Denmark also has an official stand, presenting the best the country has to offer. We are very proud that our CEO, Henrik Lund-Nielsen and GRI, has been chosen to be profiled at the stand as one of 15 Danish “Climate Profiles”, both in a large photocomposition and on video.
GRI presents at the ISWA Climate Summit Conference, December 2009
Gypsum Recycling International gave a poster presentation on December 3 and 4 at the ISWA – International Solid Waste Association Climate Summit Conference held in Copenhagen. The ISWA Conference develops and delivers the key messages from the waste industry to the political leaders of the world taking part in the COP-15, UN Climate Summit next week in Copenhagen. GRI addressed the relation between plasterboard recycling and CO2 savings. The conference was attended by an audience of 300 waste and climate experts from around the world...
GRI’s technology and solution endorsed by the Ministry of the Environment in Denmark
To promote a green society in Denmark and abroad and to inspire other companies to develop innovative green solutions, the Ministry of the Environment in Denmark has recently published a booklet with 10 case descriptions of Danish environmental companies, that have developed innovative and successful environmental technologies. GRI is one of the 10 companies described in the booklet.
HWRC’s in England in large numbers sign up for GRI’s services as a result of the removal of the 10% rule
In November 2008 the Environmental Agency in England, Wales and Northern Ireland announced that the 10% rule allowing plasterboard waste to continue to go to normal landfills would be effectively removed by April 1, 2009. From this date plasterboard waste in line with EU Council decision 33/2002 can only legally be disposed of in special landfills that have mono cells for plasterboard waste or by recycling it. As a consequence the demand for GRI’s services has exploded recently and HWRC’s in large numbers are now signing on to the services of GRI. Kent, Cambridge, Essex and Leicestershire County Councils are already on board and new HWRC’s are signing up on a daily basis.
Winner of Greenhouse Gasses Reduction Award; Climate Cup 2008
On November 25, 2008 Gypsum Recycling International won the Greenhouse Gasses Reduction award at Climate Cup 2008, held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
GRI at Global Gypsum Conference 2008
Gypsum Recycling International was asked to speak at the recently held Global Gypsum Conference on May 11-13 2008 in Dubai about the factors that have made plasterboard recycling a “necessity” rather than just “nice to have”.
GRI at Vaekstfondens Annual Conference 2008
Gypsum Recycling International gave a presentation on April 2 at the Annual Conference of the National Danish Venture company, Vaekstfonden, about how GI had managed to become the fastest growing Cleantech company in Denmark. The conference was attended by an audience of 1.000 venture capitalist, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, bankers etc.
GRI at EBC C&D Summit January 25, 2008
Gypsum Recycling International was asked to speak at the recently held EBC C&D Summit on January 5, 2008 in Westborough, Massachusetts about our gypsum recycling service offered in New England…
Fastest Growing Environmental Company in DK
On January 18, 2008 GRI was asked to participate in a ceremony, where GRI was given the award for being the fastest growing environmental company during the last 4 year. This achievement had led to that the leading Danish business newspaper, Borsen, declared GRI as winner of the title “The Environmental Gazelle of 2007”.
Winner of Cleantech Award 2007
On November 14, 2007 Gypsum Recycling International won the Cleantech Award 2007. Cleantech refers to the technologies used in environmental and alternative energy companies. The prestigious award is sponsored by “Vækstfonden”, the state financed Danish Venture Fund, and the winner was chosen after evaluation by an international panel of judges with vast experience in Cleantech companies. With the award followed a check equivalent to app. 100.000 $ (500.000 DKK), as a monetary sign of the honor received, together with the unofficial title as “The most promising Cleantech Company in Denmark”.
Danish Employment Minister visits GRI
On October 31, 2007, GRI received a VIP visit in the headquarter in Copenhagen. Danish Employment Minister, Claus Hjort Frederiksen, asked to visit GRI to learn about the activities of GRI, the challenges GRI were facing and how the government could support companies like GRI in growing even faster.
GRI in Korea with the Danish Queen
At the recently held state visit on October 6-8, 2007 by her majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, GRI was part of the business delegation visiting Korea together with the Queen. GRI was asked to participate in two seminars where GRI explained the benefits of recycling gypsum and plasterboard waste to representatives from the Korean plasterboard industry, industrial organizations and ministeries. The concept of GRI attracted serious interest from the Korea side.
GRI chosen as the Environmental Gazelle of 2007
Following the yearly analysis of the fastest growing companies in Denmark, Gypsum Recycling International was chosen as the Environmental Gazelle of 2007 by “Børsen”, the most prestigious Danish Business newspaper. GRI was announced as the winner of the title at the national Gazelle conference held on September 27, 2007.
GRI at Global Gypsum Conference 2007
Gypsum Recycling International was asked to speak at the recently held Global Gypsum Conference on May 15-16 2007 in Shanghai about our experience with setting up successful gypsum recycling systems on 3 continents.
GRI at EU Gateway to Japan 2007
Gypsum Recycling International was selected out of several hundred European companies to participate in the EU Gateway to Japan – Environmental Technologies program, that promote and support the export of superior European made Environmental Technologies to Japan. The event took place in Tokyo from May 14-18 2007.
Mr. Lønfeldt new chairman of the supervisory board
At the recently held general assembly of Gypsum Recycling International on June 25, 2007, Carsten Lønfeldt was selected as new chairman of the board of GRI. Mr. Lønfeldt has had a long and successful career among other including being part of the top management team of the Danish Company Coloplast as a director of finance. Mr. Lønfeldt was instrumental in assuring that the market value of Coloplast over a 20 year period increased from 100 million US$ to 2 billion US$. Mr. Lønfeldt is also a supervisory board member of several prestigious Danish companies including the investment company of the Lego family, Kirkbi A/S, and financial institutions like Nykredit and ATP.
New video launched with audio in English
Gypsum Recycling International has launched a new video with audio in English, making further explanations unnecessary.
GR UK in two WRAP Sponsored Trials
Gypsum Recycling UK Ltd is participating in two WRAP Sponsored Trials.
Minister of the Environment visits GR Ireland
Irish Minister of the Environment visits Gypsum Recycling Ireland
Gypsum Recycling US spoke at SWANA
Gypsum Recycling US spoke at SWANA, The 3’rd Annual Solid Waste Conference, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
GRI at Global Gypsum Conference 2005
Gypsum Recycling International spoke at Global Gypsum Conference 2005 in Prague
GRI chosen as recycling partner
Gypsum Recycling International chosen as the recycling partner by the two largest US wallboard manufacturers. Operations to begin in Boston.
GRI at the Gypsum and Fly Ash 2004 Conference
Gypsum Recycling International spoke at the Gypsum and Fly Ash 2004 Conference in Toronto, Canada
GRI at the Eurogypsum Management Congress 2004
Gypsum Recycling International spoke at the Eurogypsum Management Congress 2004, Taormina, Italy